PPD Research Assistant in Vista, California

Research Assistant

Job Introduction

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join our site in Vista, CA!

Role Responsibility

  1. Assists the CRCs in their responsibilities by doing the following:

  2. Assists with the basic screening of patients for study enrollment;

  3. Assists with patient follow-up visits;

  4. Documents in source clinic charts;

  5. Assists the CRC with updating and maintaining logs and filing in charts;

  6. Schedules subjects for study visits and conducts appointment reminders;

  7. Organizes work area;

  8. Accurately processes and sends lab specimens per protocol specifications;

  9. Completes data entry into case report forms ensuring accuracy of data and reporting of adverse events to sponsor;

  10. Perform basic lab procedures, such as: blood specimen collection, centrifuge operation, storing and shipping of lab specimens, accountability of specimens and notification of courier for specimen pick-up; and

  11. May obtain vital signs and ECGs, then provide those to the Investigator for review.

  12. Utilizes universal precautions when in contact with possible contaminants, obtains and maintains certification for the handling of potential infectious fluids and maintains safety for self, patient and others around them;

  13. Adheres to GCP, ICH, HIPAA, FDA Regulations and SOPs;

  14. Ensures study related reports and patient results are reviewed by the Research Coordinator and/or investigator in a timely manner;

  15. Assists the CRC and/or Manager with study recruitment;

  16. Assists the CRC with patient enrollment and tracking;

  17. Performs necessary functions as approved by the Investigator and the Company after the completion of required training, for the conduct of clinical research;

  18. Maintains strict confidentiality of patients, employees, customers and company information at all times and adheres to HIPAA Guidelines; and

  19. May perform other duties not specifically listed in this job description as assigned by their immediate supervisor.

The Ideal Candidate

Job Requirements:

  • Certified Medical Assistant or an Associate’s degree. 1 or more years of clinical research experience may be substituted for education.

  • Maintenance of certifications and applicable licenses. Completion of the organizations training and proficiency exams within 6 months of hire.

  • Phlebotomy experience preferred.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word) and Web applications;

  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and follow through;

  • Ability to type proficiently (35+ wpm);

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work well independently as well as with co-workers, peers, supervisors and external customers;

  • Ability to effectively and efficiently handle multiple tasks simultaneously with precision and adapt to changes in responsibilities and workloads;

  • Must be professional, possess a high degree of urgency and self-motivation, and have a strong work ethic;

  • Must possess a high degree of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality with patient, customer and company’s confidential information.

Package Description

Synexus offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance offerings, life and disability insurance offerings, 401K, paid time off, and various other benefits and discount programs!

Synexus is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Company

Join Synexus as we expand and become an important part of a well-respected and growing company that believes the details of your career are every bit as critical as the work you do!

Synexus is the leader in outsourced trial management services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. We have completed over 2,500 clinical trials in our 20+ years and operate from over 80 site network locations across the US!

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Job Reference


Contract Type

Permanent Full time

Closing Date

14th December, 2017

Job Category

Operations - Clinical

Business Unit

Synexus US


Vista, CA, United States